12 Fun Halloween Decorations Guaranteed to Get Smiles Not Screams

Give your littles a good laugh with these anything-but-scary Halloween decorations.

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September 21, 2020

Forget the fake blood and grim tombstones. This year, Halloween is all about the frightfully fun — the grinning pumpkins, the friendly ghosts, the glittery bats and cartoonish witches waving wildly on their broomsticks. Anything to delight the tiny, costume-clad humans!

So, save the tricks and treat your kiddos to a laugh with these cute and comical Halloween decorations. These not-scary finds are unbelievably affordable and, truth be told, pretty adorable.

$9.99 (Set of 2)

Kids aren't the only ones who will do anything for candy. Add a hint of Halloween humor to your kitchen with this pair of tea towels depicting dogs in costume. The towels are crafted from 100-percent cotton, so they're incredibly soft to the touch, and feature pops of orange and green to give you some Halloween color to play with.


We dare you and the kiddos not to laugh every time you pass this pillowcase. On the black cotton cover, embroidered skeletons strike a pose, with bright orange stitching underneath that says, "Killin' It." It's perfect for Halloween. (And a great confidence boost, just saying.)

$21.99 $11
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If you've got it, flaunt it, right? Get into the Halloween spirit and poke a little fun at your family with this easel-style sign that boasts, "Home of the Wicked Witch and Her Little Monsters." The pinewood frame will make an adorable addition to your front porch and pair well with all the pumpkins you want.

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Give mealtime a playful update that your kiddo will love with this Halloween-themed placemat. Decorated with Mickey and Minnie, this safe and durable placemat helps speed up cleanup time and adds some not-so-scary fun to the seasonal dining table.

$39 - $52

When in doubt, let the spirits decide which cheese you should pair with your crackers. Inspired by iconic Ouija boards, this eco-friendly bamboo wood tray features an interior with four crows, black letters and a small dial for one adorable display.


Beware: Your whole family will want to pile under this plush, Halloween-themed throw blanket. Set the tone for the season with this faux-fleece throw, which says, "Let's Snuggle and Watch Scary Movies." The subtle jack-o'-lantern background feels festive now but gives you the option to display it year-round.


Don't tease the Venus Flytrap — you might just lose a few fingers! Make your kiddos shriek and squeal by creating a carnivorous indoor garden on your mantel or windowsill. With their sharp teeth and forked tongues, these creepy creatures look like something straight out of Little Shop of Horrors, which we love.


Temporarily transform your kitchen into a witch-friendly watering hole with this sign from "The Broomstick Cafe." The black background and faded white font make it look exactly like a chalkboard menu, though the day's specials are totally paranormal. Witches Brew, Bats Wings, Lady Fingers and more will definitely make your family do a double-take.


Earn a few giggles while greeting the tiny, costume-clad humans with this throw pillow that reads, "Scaredy Cats Welcome." The adorable accent is crafted from stain- and mildew-resistant polyester, so you can leave it outside on your front porch or bring it in to cushion your living room sofa.

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There's no shame in creepin' it real. Let everyone know that it's coffee first, talk later (always in that order) with this cheeky tabletop sign for your kitchen or bar. We love how the black circle and grinning Jack Skellington look exactly like the slogan for a haunted coffeehouse.

$49.95 (Set of 2)
Plow & Hearth

Win over the entire neighborhood with these whimsical witch leg stakes for your outdoor planters. They're crafted from foam and polyester, so they'll withstand any type of weather, and feature black-and-orange-striped stockings with buckled shoes for an iconic look.


We've gotta hand it to you — your Halloween display must be something if you're getting a two-thumbs-up from beyond the grave. Delight kids and adults alike with these hilarious skeleton-style yard stakes. You can shop the matching feet set to make your guy look just like this, or snag several pairs of hands to create a positively cheeky path to the candy.

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